Former President Donald Trump, who stays blacklisted from numerous social media sites, is planning to launch his personal social media platform within the coming months, one in every of his advisers mentioned Sunday.
“This is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media,” Jason Miller, senior adviser for Trump’s 2020 marketing campaign, mentioned on Fox News’ “MediaBuzz.”
Miller predicted the platform would attract “tens of millions of people” and that it might launch in two or three months.
“It’s going to completely redefine the game and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does. But it will be his own platform,” Miller mentioned.
Trump was completely banned from Twitter following his incitement of the lethal Jan. 6 riots on the U.S Capitol, which left no less than 5 folks useless. He has been banned indefinitely from Facebook and Instagram and suspended indefinitely from YouTube.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki mentioned in an interview earlier this month that her platform might carry his suspension if the specter of “real-world violence” decreases, however that will not occur anytime quickly.
“It’s pretty clear that right now where we stand, that there still is that elevated risk of violence,” she mentioned.
News of Trump’s potential platform launch comes as a prime federal prosecutor, who led the Justice Department’s probe into the lethal riot till final week, mentioned Sunday that Trump stays underneath investigation for his function within the violence.
“It’s unequivocal that Trump was the magnet that brought the people to D.C. on the 6th,” Michael Sherwin, who stayed in his function as lead investigator by way of the presidential transition, mentioned in an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes.” “Now the question is, is he criminally culpable for everything that happened during the siege, during the breach?”
He added: “We have people looking at everything.”
Hundreds of individuals have been arrested for his or her function within the riots on a spread of expenses. Evidence collected by investigators is “trending towards” sedition expenses, Sherwin mentioned.
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